The Law Journal has recently picked up on this very important issue. See Daniel Wise's article "FTC Rule on Identity Theft Draws Strong Criticism From Bar Groups" from July 01, 2009. He writes "The New York State Bar Association Monday became the latest bar group to protest new Federal Trade Commission rules requiring lawyers to become involved in preventing identity theft . . . . The state bar's objections follow those submitted last week by the American Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers' Association.
The article also mentions our blog (thanks, Daniel): "The New York County Lawyers' has set up a platform on its Web site . . . where its more than 10,000 lawyers [as well as other members of the legal community] can vote on whether they support or oppose the FTC rule." So, step up and vote, we want to hear from more of our 10,000 NYCLA members and from other members of the legal community who happen to be surfing the site.